one day at a time…
Thursday 11 September 2003

Pix Of The Day: Renaissance Of The Old Waterways
CREDITS: © Ian Davey/SuffolkCAM MAP: Norbury Junction (and detail).
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Norbury Narrow Boats © Ian DaveyEarlier this year, Ian Davey took the SuffolkCAM on vacation to the English county of Staffordshire, to visit the hamlet of Norbury Junction. In the former heyday of the canal system, this was the junction of the Shropshire Union Canal with the Shrewsbury & Newport Canal.

Alas, only the Shropshire Union has survived, although Ian says there are ambitious plans afoot to restore the Shrewsbury & Newport. This is a very interesting photo gallery, and although content may have changed when you visit that link, there is a good archive section. How we wish some other sites were as well organized. The past editions are well worth a visit, we particularly enjoyed Tall Ships In Lowestoft, recording the occasion in 2001 when 17 ships, bound from Holland to Ramsgate, visited unexpectedly because of the uncooperative prevailing winds.

On This Day In 2002: Tawharanui Was Framed! - Wed 11 Sep 2002

Tawharanui © Alexander TodorenkoThis picture delighted me! It must have been done before, surely? I did a piece a while back on Claude Glasses, but these New Zealanders have a refreshingly direct approach to the technique. The photographer was Alexander Todorenko, who has a whole gallery of pictures taken at this spot, Goat Island, Ti Point, Tawharanui Regional Park, near Auckland in New Zealand. Alexander has a regular updates page and a growing galleries section including one of Auckland City that will give you a flavour of the webmaster's hometown. The first picture of Alexander's that I featured, 'Gnawed by the Wind', still sticks in my mind's eye as one of the finest available on this site.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)